OUT OF OUR MINDS / OOOM
directed by Tony Stone
produced by Melissa Auf der Maur
Three time periods, one connection: Blood. The central characters are a woman and her car. The 30-minute film follows her in a strange ritual that climaxes in a collision between past and future, crashing through the gateway to parallel worlds in the same forest. A fantasy world where a Viking heart, a car crash and a bleeding forest connect. Using music rather than dialogue, the film tells a universal tale in striking optics. Borrowed from mythology, the Hunt for the Heart is the eternal quest envisioned in OOOM. Conceived by musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole / Smashing Pumpkins) and birthed by Filmmaker Tony Stone (Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America) this mini epic is proudly self-produced and shot in HD fuelled by solar power.
"The fusion of images with music is potent, the breadth of imagination on display even more so, the seeming ease with which it is executed more impressive still. This is just spectacular stuff."
TODD BROWN, TWITCH
"In only 28 minutes, the spectacle of this film toppled almost all of the features I saw in Park City combined ...crazy ambitious... easily one of the most awesome things I saw this week...And it was a solar-powered production to boot!"
MICHAEL TULLY - INDIEWIRE
"...while urging audiences to lose their minds, Auf der Maur has located hers."
SIMONA RABINOVITCH - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"...manifestation of an idea created amidst a life devoted to artmaking."
ALICIA VAN COUVERING - FILMMAKER MAGAZINE